A lot of the families in our area have not been happy by the way the coaches are playing our kids in Sub-Varsity levels. So a bunch of us have been taken minutes on the court.
What we clearly found is that the kids with the right last name or the coach knows a parent, they get to play a large number of minutes. While the other chidren are not involved.
We have talked to several kids which are frustrated and have quit sports because of it. One ex. This happened the whole season. We had 16 kids on the basketball team. There were 6 kids that were favored (not the kids' fault). Those 6 kids played an average of 9 to 21 minutes per game. (note: 24 minutes in a game). The other 10 kids played an average of 1 to 4 minutes, and they were garbage minutes. (1 minute in and then take them out and so on). This is in all sports.
We, the undersigned, call on the school board to add to the policy All children will play an equal amount of minutes that is all possible. That no child will be left behind.
The Policy states now: Policy # 2431 paragragh 5 states: Since the primary purpose of the athletic program is to enhance the education of participating students as indicted in this policy, the board places top priority on the values of good sportsmanship, team play, and fair competition, rather than on winning, particularly at sub-varsity levels.
The Equal play time for Sub Varsity Sports petition to Schools & Recreation Sports was written by Andy Todd and is in the category Sports at GoPetition.